Hunt, Kill, Repeat
Turtle Rock Studios is a developer already much beloved for the Left 4 Dead series, a set of games that really pushed forward the concept of cooperative multiplayer. With Evolve, Turtle Rock looks to push cooperative multiplayer even further with an ambitious 4 vs. 1 match style. At full disclosure, I’m not very good at this type of game. Normally, I tend to stick to playing single-player titles (an option that Evolve allows). However, Evolve’s concept really excited me: a huge, nearly unstoppable monster versus a squad of hunters, high stakes, the thrill of the hunt. These ideas were enough to venture from my comfort zone into the realm of multiplayer gaming (which is definitely how the game deserves to be played). Was Evolve everything I hoped it would be? Did I have a great time? In short, the answer is yes, though a few shortcomings will likely prevent it from evolving into the most dominant game of 2015.
At the 2015 Technology, Internet, and Media Conference, Blake Jorgensen, Electronic Art’s CFO, lamented that Titanfall, which was released on both Xbox and PC, was Xbox only. Continue reading [Satire] Titanfall U: Next Titanfall to be Wii U Exclusive
2014 was certainly a wild year for gaming.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both set record sales for a console’s first year on the market, reassuring gamers and “analysts” everywhere that console gaming is here to stay. Microsoft decided to release a Kinect-less Xbox One bundle after saying it would never happen. The PlayStation 4 failed to release any major blockbuster first party games during the holiday season, while the Xbox One released a hit new IP in Sunset Overdrive.
We saw the rise and fall of mobile games like Flappy Bird. Games like Titanfall,Watch Dogs, and Destiny were all finally released only to be ripped apart by gamers with too much hype. While less hyped games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and The Evil Within managed to blow everyone away. We were flooded with “HD remakes” of games – some that we have wanted for a long time, and some that were just released a year ago on last generation consoles.
All of that combined to make this years Best of 2014 Awards a really fun one.
If you missed out on yesterday’s awards, go here! But, with the first set of awards out of the way, here comes the second set! Continue reading MONG’s Best of 2014 Award Winners – Part Two
Electronic Arts dominated the UK’s All-Formats Charts last year, spending 22 weeks at the top. Continue reading EA Dominates the UK No. 1 Charts for 2014
On this week’s MONG Podcast, the team discussed some of this week’s biggest gaming news like Mario Maker’s inclusion of online sharing, J-Stars Victory Vs+ announcement, Respawn Entertainment’s “other game”, the PlayStation 5, Halo 3: ODST coming to Xbox One, the Evolve beta, Silent Hills, the new Final Fantasy XV trailer and new details, Telltale’s new Minecraft game, and Life is Strange getting a release date!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays everybody! Continue reading MONG Podcast – 64 – Merry MONG-mas!